Mostly about Facebook but it touches on a lot of issues with social media and the web in general. Money quote at the end: We are, I think, at a critical moment where the degree of corporate surveillance to which we are all subjected can either get much better, or much worse. So, I would […]Read More A thoughtful article at The Guardian about social media
Earlier this month I was asked to put together a timeline of the technology my library has introduced since 1995. We want to get a clearer picture of all the things library staff have had to learn, absorb and incorporate in their daily work lives. I’ve been able to put a basic timeline together that […]Read More It’s staggering how much we’ve learned.
I saw this video over at GigaOm and wanted to put it here so I could find it quickly. It was done by the people at Mobile Future and offers a ton of statistics about how mobile technology has taken off over the past year. I had not heard of Mobile Future before but after spending […]Read More 2010 = Year of Mobile
Facebook and it’s attitude toward our privacy is an issue that is really bothering me. I enjoy Facebook and have benefited from its service. I want to continue using it and probably will but I want to stay informed and inform others about how their changes in policies affect everyone who uses their services. I’m not terribly […]Read More Facebook Help
A few months ago I noticed a new (to me) thing happening a lot on Twitter. There were a lot of people broadcasting their location. It wasn’t like this didn’t happen already. I know plenty of people who used Twitter to tell people where they were. What was different about this new thing was that […]Read More Location and Me
Download now or listen on posterous Memo.m4a (1122 KB) Testing uploading audio to posterous. Should be birds singing.Read More Testing audio
RreadWriteWeb’s interesting experience with Facebook Connect and frustrated Facebook users was an interesting example of how ‘ordinary’ people use the internet. Many of the commenters on the post didn’t actually read it. It’s an interesting bit about how Facebook and AOL are working together to integrate Facebook contacts into AOL instant messaging contacts. But that’s not what […]Read More A lot of work to do
Just read this article and am intrigued. Here are some quotes: “The darkweb”; “the deep web”; beneath “the surface web” – the metaphors alone make the internet feel suddenly more unfathomable and mysterious. Other terms circulate among those in the know: “darknet”, “invisible web”, “dark address space”, “murky address space”, “dirty address space”. Not all these […]Read More The dark side of the internet
Security Fix posted a good article about a possible dilemma people face with social sites. In short it is this: Do you sign up with your preferred username so you “own” it even though you may not use the site, or do you not do anything and “run the risk” of someone taking your username and […]Read More Own your name?
Another quality instructional video by the people at Common Craft. I am totally going to use this the next time I teach the Introduction to the Internet class! Thanks to iLibrarian for pointing to this.Read More Common Craft does it again